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Tall Dog Braids, Clouds, Rings & o_C

Eurorack Modules
By Paul Nagle

Tall Dog   Braids,   Clouds,   Rings &   o_C

Tall Dog are a US company with no fewer than four new modules to tickle our fancies. If that seems ambitious for a first outing, a closer look reveals they are actually re-engineered versions of well-known modules. Reduced to a mere 8HP each, in some cases they are 'legacy' gems brought out of retirement. The current list includes petite versions of Mutable Instruments' Braids, Clouds and Rings plus an equally titchy Ornament & Crime (o_C), the multi-purpose, app-based CV processor.

Although open–source-based, requiring just a credit to be used — even commercially — Tall Dog believe in going beyond those terms. Not only do they contact the companies concerned at the beginning of development, they offer a donation for each unit sold. The end result is wider availability of some of the coolest entries to the modular world in recent years. Inevitably, the size reduction, especially in the case of the MI modules, means you have to deal exclusively with 'knobless stalks' and a generally less enjoyable interface. But, for some, small trumps all when it comes to case-cramming.

These modules are already well-established...

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Published July 2019